Also known as: Furadantin, Macrobid, Macrodantin, Nitro Macro
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Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Urinary Tract Infection: I started taking this medicine two days ago. I've been nauseous starting yesterday, and started being fatigued starting today. I don't have many choices for antibiotics, and this one works.
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nitrofurantoin for Urinary Tract Infection: I just finished up 7 days on Macrobid for a urinary tract infection. I feel like I have been hit by a bus and have the flu. I have a headache, feel weak and generally awful. Not sure the status of the UTI.
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Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Urinary Tract Infection: I am on my 6th day of Macrobid and I still have symptoms of my urinary tract infections. I have awful headaches, the worst nausea and I'm exhausted when taking this medication.
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Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Urinary Tract Infection: Cleared up my urinary tract infection quickly but I had a severe reaction to the medication. High fever, profuse sweating, chills, blurred vision, muscle aches, skin sensitivity (it was uncomfortable to touch my skin), rash, tingling and burning in my hands and feet, racing heart, confusion. Most of these symptoms started on Day 2 of the 6 days I took it. I thought all of these symptoms with the exception of the rash were from flu.
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nitrofurantoin for Bladder Infection: I had a bad reaction to this medicine. I only took it for 5 days (100 mg each night). The third day I started to have terrible headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and pale skin. Now I have like a flu. I decided to stop it. I feel miserable. To many side effects.
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Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: This medicine changed my life. I used to get urinary tract infections during pregnancy, breastfeeding, after sex all the time, until a doctor prescribed put me on this daily. Never have a urinary tract infection again while on it. No side effects for me, just pain free pee.
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Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: It cleared up my urinary tract infection symptoms within 24 hours, however my doctor prescribed it to me for 2 weeks. Today was the end of the first week and I've experienced a slight shortness of breath, and a bit of weight on my lungs, almost like one feels with bronchitis. I feel as though I must breathe deeply in order to fully expand my lungs and sometimes it causes me to have a dry cough. I think I'll stop taking it before things get worse.
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nitrofurantoin for Bladder Infection: I have been taking Nitrofurantoin for almost 6 days already and other than making me tired and feeling a great amount of pressure under my abdomen, I feel okay. Hopefully the infection does not come back. I will update after the 7th day.
Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: It is a very effective antibiotic, but you really have to take it with a food. It has relieved all the symptoms of my urinary tract infection, but it gives me heart pains and on third day of taking it, I started feeling faint like and thought I almost was going to pass out. I immediately went and bought a Gatorade drink and the electrolytes in the drink helped me feel better. Had to stop taking it.
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Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: Did not have any signs of a bladder infection. I am 5 weeks pregnant so after a routine urine culture my doctor said I had an infection and prescribed me Macrobid. I have taken it with food, oatmeal to be exact in the mornings. The nausea was so extreme for hours. I'm on day three and hoping I can finish this.
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Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Prevention of Bladder infection: I took Macrobid for the second time in 10 yrs told the doctor about how I am allergic to it and he said you will be fine. Took 1 tablet Tuesday night and for the next 5 hrs I was throwing up, passing out and diarrhea all at the same time. This is not for me.
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nitrofurantoin for Bladder Infection: except for slight nausea and a short flop sweat this medication works great for me - Within 24 hours the symptoms disappear and I'm good to go. I am looking for an alternative but for now, this is all that works for me. I have a prescription for it and whenever I have a confirmed UTI (using home UTI sticks) I take it for 3-7 days twice a day. I usually don't have a re-occurrence and so far the medicine has not decreased in efficacy.
Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: I didn't even know I had a bladder infection, showed up in urine test. So I guess its working. I do feel tired after working out and exhausted later on in the day. On it for a week, twice a day 100 mg.
nitrofurantoin for Bladder Infection: I have had years of urinary tract infections and trouble getting rid of them. After cultures showed that the sulfa and penicillin drugs are not effective at all, Macrobid is the only one I take and sometimes it doesn't stop the infection on the first "round". Catching the infection early is important. For some of the comments I just read, I suggest that you suggest to your Doctor, that you want a culture taken to see which drugs actually work on your particular bacteria. I am on a new "regimen" now where I will finish up a full round of Macrobid and then take something else for a few months for prevention. Taking this drug for too long can cause lung problems.
Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: Took for a bladder infection. Felt better after a day or so, but got extremely nauseated, even taking it with a snack. It also makes me so tired, all I want to do is sleep. I have stopped taking it and it feels like I am getting the same symptoms back. I am allergic to sulfa drugs, and this is what Doctor gave me.
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Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: My mother, grandmother and I all get frequent urinary tract infections. I felt a terrible one coming and took Macrobid. The discomfort was almost immediately gone. I took it with 2 pieces of toast and had no side effects whatsoever and I am the type of person that usually does.
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nitrofurantoin for Bladder Infection: I had a UTI. First they gave me ciprofloxacin and they changed to nitrofurantoin. The symptoms are not gone all the way and taking this medicine gives me nausea, headache and back pain . I don't know if the infection is clearing up or not. I am feeling sick so I am going back to the doctors.
Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) for Bladder Infection: I took Macrobid for a Bladder infection, no real side effect other then exhausted all the time. Finished the 7 days on the 8th day symptoms were back by the 9th day.
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nitrofurantoin for Bladder Infection: I am 65 and in good health. I don't take any medicines except aspirin. I do get bladder infections every once in a while. I was given this medicine and had a terrible reaction. My whole body would start shaking like I was freezing or standing outside in the snow with no clothes on for 10 minutes. I would do everything to try and get warm and keep my teeth from chattering but nothing helped. I couldn't walk right, it was like I had palsy. The only thing that gave me relief was taking two aspirin. In about 20 minutes the shaking would stop. I went back to the doctor and he couldn't figure what the problem was.....well I'm allergic to this medicine.
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